Press Releases

Update: DPW Announces Changes to the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan

Extended Hours and New Locations for Community Collection Recycling Centers

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced the findings of the assessment of the Community Collection Centers for recycling locations under the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan. Effective Monday, Sept. 14, the Community Collection Centers’ hours for all locations will be extended on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Centers will continue to be open to City residents Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for recycling drop-off.  The Citizens’ Convenience Drop-Off Centers’ hours will remain unchanged.

Labor Day Holiday Notice

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds citizens that Labor Day, Monday, September 7, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards will be CLOSED.  

Recycling Community Collection Centers will not be open on Labor Day.

DPW Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days are Friday - Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today reminds citizens that the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event for September will occur on Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on both days, September 4 and 5 at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street. 

Residents who come to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events are asked to wear a face covering and to stay inside their vehicles. 

COMMUNITY COLLECTION CENTERS FOR RECYCLING SET TO OPEN MONDAY, AUG. 31

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced yesterday, implementation of a plan to temporarily replace curbside residential recycling collections beginning Monday, August 31 with Community Collection Centers for recycling. These Centers will consist of a roll-off dumpster/load packers, that will be manned daily and located at central locations in each of Baltimore’s 14 City Council Districts. The Centers will remain available to residents through November 1, from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.

DPW Outlines Factors Contributing to Trash, Recycling Delays

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is facing delays collecting trash and recycling due to COVID-19, weather conditions, an increase in the amount of waste that DPW’s Bureau of Solid of Waste crews are collecting and shortages in staff reporting to work each day. 

DPW Announces Completion of the City’s Less Waste, Better Baltimore Plan

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced today the completion of the Less Waste, Better Baltimore Plan (LWBB), which outlines a clear and achievable vision for improving the City’s solid waste management and recycling operations.

TODAY: Stay Alert for Tropical Storm Impacts

Keep Storm Drains Clear, Check Sump Pumps - Call 311 to Report Wet-Weather Related Sewage Backups 

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark asks residents to prepare and stay alert for the impact of today’s heavy rains and potential flooding associated with Tropical Storm Isaias.  The storm is bringing heavy rain, flooding, wind damage, and tidal surges. Citizens are advised to follow the storm's progress in the local media. They are also advised to be mindful that power outages can lead to water service interruptions. Always have bottled water on hand.

Residents Urged to Prepare NOW for Tropical Storm: Keep Storm Drains Clear, Check Sump Pumps

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark asks residents to prepare now for the heavy rains and potential flooding associated with Tropical Storm Isaias that is expected to hit the Baltimore area early Tuesday, Aug. 4. The National Weather Service (NWS) has reported that a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for much of central and southern Maryland. Heavy rain, flooding, wind damage, and tidal flooding are all threats to the area, according to the NWS report.

Quarantine Road Landfill Resumes Normal Operations 

Operations at the Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Quarantine Road Landfill have returned to normal, following temporary operational adjustments after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

 

Quarantine Road Landfill Operations

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced today that an employee who works at the Quarantine Road Landfill tested positive for COVID-19 and issued the following statement:  “We are evaluating options available to continue operations at the Landfill for tomorrow, Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, given the impact closing the Landfill will have on Bureau of Solid Waste operations and residents.  Employees at the Landfill will be given tomorrow and Saturday off, and we have requested the Health Department's assistance with testing employees,” said Acting Director Garbark.

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